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April 4, 2017, 9:20 AM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Apple is working on new Mac Pros with a modular design that can fit high-end CPUs/GPUs and Apple-branded pro displays, but they will not ship this year  —  Let's not beat around the bush.  I have great news to share:  —  Apple is currently hard at work on a “completely rethought” Mac Pro …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple updates Mac Pro: $2.9K model goes from 4 to 6-core Xeon CPU, AMD G300 GPUs to G500 GPUs; $3.9K model goes from 6 to 8-core CPU, D500 GPUs to D800 GPUs  —  Apple today introduced spec-bumped versions of the current Mac Pro and revealed that it is working on a “completely rethought” …
Business Insider:
AOL and Yahoo will be renamed Oath after the Verizon deal closes  —  When Verizon merges Yahoo with AOL after its acquisition of Yahoo closes, the newly created division will get a new name.  —  That new name is Oath, sources tell Business Insider.  —  In a deal that was announced in July …
Jing Cao / Bloomberg:
New H-1B guidelines issued, requiring that computer programmers applying for the visa prove their jobs are complex and require advanced knowledge  —  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department issued a memorandum that makes it harder for companies to bring foreign technology workers …
Tony Romm / Recode:
White House confirms Trump has signed bill into law that allows ISPs to sell customers' browsing history without user permission  —  Internet providers will not have to ask permission before sharing sensitive data with advertisers.  —  President Donald Trump on Monday officially hit …
Jamie Rosenberg / Google:
Google announces PAX, an Android patent licensing initiative that's free to join, with Samsung, LG, Foxconn, others participating with total of 230K+ patents  —  In Latin, the word pax means “peace.”  In the world of intellectual property, patent peace often coincides with innovation and healthy competition that benefit consumers.
Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
Waymo-Uber suit: Google says former exec Anthony Levandowski worked on competing projects before leaving, reveals he made over $120M in incentive pay at Google  —  Newly-released documents from Google's October arbitration against Anthony Levandowski, one of the leads of its self-driving car project …
More: Bloomberg
Sam Thielman / The Guardian:
After accidents, Tesla has selectively released driver data logs to media that even drivers can't access, raising concerns over privacy, incomplete storytelling  —  The luxury car maker is quick to divulge data to suggest its technology was not responsible for crashes but refuses to let drivers themselves see the data logs
More: Electrek
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook tests a second News Feed, marked with a rocket ship icon, filled with posts from sources you haven't yet liked  —  Facebook's launch of Stories may be the social network's big news of the week, but some Facebook users have spotted another addition, and are thoroughly confused.

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